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We found 27 gastroenterologists who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1490 near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Atul Rasikial Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3120 W Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Atul Shah's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, geriatric health, and HIV/AIDS. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, and Prince George's Hospital Center, Dr. Shah attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Seth G.S. Medical College, and King Edward Medical University for medical school. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, MedStar Health, and Calvert Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Weight Management, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Geriatric Health

Dr. David Robert Heiman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4224 N Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Heiman practices adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colposcopy, hepatitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Heiman graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Heiman trained at Shands HealthCare for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roland David Shepard, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4224 N Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. R. Shepard is an adult gastroenterologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shepard include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Shepard is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Joel Edward Richter, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joel Richter works as an adult gastroenterologist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Richter's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at National Naval Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Top Doctors; Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology; and Best Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Richter has an open panel.

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Dr. Israel Crespo, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6919 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 320
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Israel Crespo works as an adult gastroenterologist in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Crespo's clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and a graduate of William Beaumont Army Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Crespo speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Marc Weintraub, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4108 Henderson Boulevard; Office of Alan Weintraub Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alan Weintraub is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Weintraub's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Weintraub attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Hemorrhoids, Weight Management, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. Thiru S Arasu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Dr Ml King Jr Boulevard; Ms-3012
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Thiru Arasu, who practices in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include colonoscopy. On average, patients gave Dr. Arasu a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Stanley Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Wyler Children's Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Arasu is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and All Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher M Albers, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
409 Bayshore Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Albers is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He works in Tampa, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Albers attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Michelle Tara Rook, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Mlk Boulevard; Mab 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michelle Rook is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Tampa, FL. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rook obtained her medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Maimonides Medical Center.

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Dr. Eduardo Pablo Beltroy Cornejo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Mlk Boulevard; Mab 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Eduardo Beltroy's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Beltroy is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for his residency.

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Dr. Luis Javier Lopez, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 N Habana Avenue; Suite 701
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Luis Lopez's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lopez's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lopez accepts. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Lopez's training includes a residency program at Franklin Square Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Donna Romona Powell, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Donna Powell is an adult gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Powell is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Shivinder Narwal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Dr Ml King Jr Boulevard; Ms-3012
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shivinder Narwal is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. Before performing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Narwal attended Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leopoldo Grauer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4600 Habana Avenue; Suite 29, Office of Leopoldo Grauer Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Leopoldo Grauer is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Grauer is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grauer's education and training includes medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Juan M Young, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Juan Young is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Young speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Rosa J Cuenca, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Ms 3012
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rosa Cuenca is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cuenca include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Cuenca's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cuenca honors. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine, Dr. Cuenca completed her residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. She speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, Gastroparesis, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Esophagitis, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.